Thursday, June 24, 2010

SABAH’S FUTURE DEPENDS ON SABAHAN

MINISTER in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Idris Jala recently said that a special laboratory had been set up to solve Sabah’s longstanding illegal immigrants problem and that he believed that the Chief Minister will disclose the findings of the laboratory at appropriate time.

The question is when would be the appropriate time?


If the State government has got the plans and proposal from the federal government’s laboratory, it should be made known to the public now. What Sabah facing is a problem which needs immediate attention and action without delay. Any statement from the government such as still studying the details and proposals may only be seen as lame excuses.

SAPP had made numerous memorandums and proposals to the government at both Federal and State level. We have been pushing for the government to embark on an immediate action plan to solve illegal immigrants situation in Sabah, including the syndicated Mykad and other dubious documents.

In year 1999, SAPP presented a memorandum ‘Illegal Immigrants: Mother of All Threats’ to the then Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. And in 2006 SAPP also presented a ‘14-point Memorandum’ on ‘Time For Direct Preventive Actions’ to the ex-Prime Minister Tun Abdullah Badawi and also to the then Deputy Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak who is now the Prime Minister.

All these memorandum were submitted with proposals to tackle the problem in a firm and humane manner. Together with this SAPP also presented various issues related to Sabah. However we regret that many of these issues repeatedly raised did not receive any response or action from the government. That was why SAPP decided that Sabah’s future depends very much on the people of Sabah and not overly dependent on the Federal government.

Until today the government is still talking about study, discussion and proposals. I had pointed out earlier that there is no mention of any intention nor is there any provision of funds in the Tenth Malaysian Plan to solve the illegal immigrants problems in Sabah. We know very well that the long term and continual action to tackle these long standing problems would need huge amount of funding.

The task involves huge number of manpower, mobilization costs, detention and deportation and preventive actions. The financial costs of maintaining the detention centres runs into millions of Ringgit per annum at the expense of the government and the people.

Prolonged delay will only allow the problem to get larger each day and more difficult to handle. The willingness of the government in solving this problem will make a whole difference because we can see our neighboring State of Sarawak does not have such problem.

By : DATUK RICHARD YONG WE KONG (sabahkini)

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23 Responses to " SABAH’S FUTURE DEPENDS ON SABAHAN "
Jonny said...
June 24, 2010 at 9:54 AM

Cuba paparkan apa cara yang tegas serta humane yang dicadangkan itu.


Lucas said...
June 24, 2010 at 9:59 AM

the question is how to send this message across the multi ethnics Sabahan & make them understand that they also have their parts in architecting Sabah future...


Raven said...
June 24, 2010 at 10:25 AM

Same question here....when would be the appropriate time?


songkilou said...
June 24, 2010 at 10:41 AM

Suara rakyat mesti la dibawa oleh Wakil rakyat, dan seterusnya membentangkan apa yang telah dicadangkan oleh rakyat... Wakil rakyat setiap area perlu memainkan peranan serta rakyat dikawasan berkenaan juga perlu bergiat cergas... Masa depan Sabah bergantung kepada pelbagai pihak yang terdiri dari sabahan sendiri.


uranglama said...
June 24, 2010 at 11:57 AM

ya.. masa depan sabah bergantung kepada rakyat sabah sendiri, rakyat sabah harus bangkit untuk mempertahankan hak2 mereka dan seterusnya membangunkan negeri sabah.


2718 said...
June 24, 2010 at 1:03 PM

SABAH’S FUTURE DEPENDS ON SABAHAN, mean that SAPP want to take over current government by using this issue to gain Sabahan support..


2718 said...
June 24, 2010 at 1:19 PM

We often hear the local authorities managed to capture the PATI around Sabah. is it what you call no respond and action taken by government?.. the demolition of squatter houses or PATI houses..Is it not firm enough?.. anyway, to overcome such long standing problems require a lot of time and continual actions..


toM said...
June 24, 2010 at 1:24 PM

right, sabah future is depend with the sabahan people. so they will choice how the best for them. PR want try to take over the government, that why issue this case. whatever, BN will try the best to help sabahan people and develop sabah for sabahan.


Nemia said...
June 24, 2010 at 2:03 PM

Sabah is belong to Sabahans and we should fight for it.


supra said...
June 24, 2010 at 2:55 PM

Sabahan people must rise to developed state Sabah. sabah future depend on sabah people.


boY said...
June 24, 2010 at 2:59 PM

believe with our government, they will try the best for sabah. so sabahan people must support the government for the future of sabah.


Nemia said...
June 24, 2010 at 3:30 PM

SAPP, the truth will be prevailed. You can rest now.


Neorina said...
June 24, 2010 at 10:15 PM

sabah belong to sabahan and not illegal immigrant. baguslah kalau ada sudah makmal yang mengkaji masalah PTI di sabah. cuma kalau setakat proposal, kertas kerja dan 'air liur' saja...sabah sudah tidak boleh tunggu dan sabar...


Neorina said...
June 24, 2010 at 10:17 PM

apa yang dikemukakan oleh SAPP ni ada kebenarannya kerana setakat ini tiada keputusan conclusive yang telah dibuat untuk mengatasi masalah pti di sabah


Neorina said...
June 24, 2010 at 10:18 PM

apa yang baik dan betul...wajar dipertimbangkan dan diambil tindakan segera oleh pihak berwajib


Jonny said...
June 25, 2010 at 9:13 AM

Diharapkan cara yang baik akan dikemukakan untuk menyelesaikan masalah yang dialami di negeri kita.


jack said...
June 25, 2010 at 9:57 AM

saya percaya kerajaan akan mencari jalan yang berkesan untuk menyelesaikan isu ini yang telah lama menyelimuti sabah..diharap agar jalan penyelesaian yang dikemukakan nanti akan dapat dilaksanakan dengan efektif dan efisen..


jack said...
June 25, 2010 at 10:34 AM

harap isu ini akan dapat diselesaikan dengan segera..rakyat kini menderita disebabkan oleh PTI ini..


samanda said...
June 25, 2010 at 2:22 PM

hal ini sudah lama membelenggu Sabah, harap isu ini dpt diselesaikan.


life said...
June 26, 2010 at 7:12 PM

i see there are more shopping complexes being built in Sabah. these funds can be use to solve PTI problems as if there is no allocation to solve this problem in RMK10


life said...
June 26, 2010 at 7:14 PM

if sarawak is free from PTI? why can't Sabah take a point of teaching from s'wak?

its an effort to start ad success to end with


Paquin said...
June 26, 2010 at 10:06 PM

Sabah memang perlukan perhatian yg serius dan saya yakin kerajaan (pusat & negeri)juga sememangya sedang berusaha utk menanggani setiap masalah yg timbul. Jadi marilah kita sama2 harapkan yg terbaik.


Jonny said...
June 29, 2010 at 8:58 AM

Sarawak boleh menghalang PTI daripada memasuki kerana pentadbiran yang tegas. Sabah boleh belajar dari mereka jika bertekad mahu menurunkan bilangan PTI.